There can’t be many people in the world who haven’t seen an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” also referred to as “SNL.” The live sketch show that began in 1975 is still going strong. The cast of characters may have changed, but the game remains the same: to make people laugh.
As the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Anika Conolly knows, all good things must come to an end. On Saturday, at the Westin Grand Cayman, she will pass her crown to the next lovely lady who wins the title of Miss Cayman Islands Universe.
From the first time I stepped foot on the island of Jamaica over 20 years ago, I fell in love with the place. That business trip took me to the imposing judicial courts of Kingston with a brief detour to the beauty of Strawberry Hill.
It seems that August is the month when the big guns head to Florida. Hitmakers like Britney Spears, Dave Matthews Band and the enigmatic Lauryn Hill will be on stage, along with Imagine Dragons, Janet Jackson and Kesha.
I have to say, I love my movies, but when I saw the list for August, I was scratching my noggin a little. Very few of the titles looked familiar, and I wondered if August was where flicks without much future went to die.
The PADI dive organization has scheduled its fourth annual Women’s Dive Day for this Saturday. Female divers all around the world will be getting in the water to celebrate women in the industry, and Cayman is no exception.
Local filmmaker Frank E. Flowers is a native son of whom the islands are very proud. His full-length feature film “Haven,” starring the likes of Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana and Anthony Mackie, brought the magic of Hollywood to Cayman, with the cast reuniting for CayFilm 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
When it comes to Shakespeare’s tragedies, it doesn’t get much darker than “Macbeth.” The story of the Scottish general, who, spurred on by a prophecy of three witches and his wife’s ambitions, murders King Duncan, is a terrifying tale, yet one of the most performed of the Bard’s works.
The KAABOO organizers are keen to include local talent on the bill, and to that end, have put out a call for performing artists and bands to apply for a spot on stage. This is their chance to play a 30-minute set of their original music in front of thousands of people.
On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., families can head to Pedro St. James for live entertainment, games and refreshments, all in the spirit of raising money for the Cayman Heart Fund’s Hart For Hearts branch.
The Tony Awards, held on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, emphasized the importance of encouraging young talent to express themselves on the stage. Parkland School’s drama teacher Melody Herzfeld was honored at the ceremony, and students from her class performed “Seasons of Love” to a standing ovation from Broadway’s elite.